These costs can be removed by copying the Japanese and opening a factory in the USAI_Hate_China said:- Subtract 2.5 % import duty of $277
- Subtract $1000 for trans-pacific transport.
- Deduct another $300 for in-China transport.
Now the building cost is $9023.
In other word, Chery cannot really compete with established Japanese and Korean brands in the US because building a car of equal quality in China is not any lower than in Japan, Korea or even Southern US states.
Nanjing Automotive already has a factory in Europe - the Chinese Auto manufacturers are coming!